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PERFORMANCE METRICS

The Equitable Transportation Fund evaluates the impacts of awarded grants through metrics that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. They are designed to provide investment direction for future Equitable Transportation Fund Request for Proposal (RFP) by showing progress against fund goals. Within the four goal areas below, grantees use ETF funds to: 

  • Support essential advocacy group operations, especially those led by priority communities.  

  • Advance collaborations around accessible, equitable, affordable, safe, and emissions-free transportation within priority communities and across regions.  

These metrics capture a variety of data points that are used to tell multiple story lines of impact. Measurement is based on annual assessment of portfolio data collected during final grant reporting.  

Fund Goal

Success Metrics

2024
Target

2023
Baseline

Advance Multimodal Infrastructure that fosters just transportation planning, uplifts structural policy change, increases investment in public transit and other mobility options, and reduces Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT).  

% of grants that work to optimize public transit capacity and safety 

71%

73%

% of grants that work to support walking, cycling, and other forms of low carbon trips

67%

69%

% of grants that pursue funding for equitable transportation

21%

23%

% of grants that advance equitable transportation by directly supporting priority communities through subgrants

83%

85%

% of grants that integrate climate justice principles into transportation work

92%

94%

Challenge unjust infrastructure by building capacity within priority communities and local environmental justice (EJ)

% of grants that focus on community organizing to advance sustainable, equitable transportation

92%

94%

% of grants that focus on advocacy campaigns to advance sustainable, equitable transportation

88%

90%

% of grants that have follow-on work to create beneficial and sustained local mobility impacts

88%

90%

Shift to zero emissions transportation, building partnerships that incentivize and track shifts to healthy and affordable transportation like electric-powered cars, bikes, and scooters

% of grants that work to quantify the shifting to new transportation technologies

0%

2%

% of grants that work to quantify the shifting to new transportation technologies

1%

3%

Define equitable transportation access in your community, increasing capacity to access federal funding

% of grants that build partnerships with one or more community transportation advocate groups within and/or across regions

88%

% of grants that partner with one or more priority communities

96%

% of grants that create a new relationship with a local funder and/or partner with more than one local funder

% 58

% of grants that leverage additional funds

% 75

90%

98%

60%

77%

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